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and features an increase in spending for education, transportation, and even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us with how this is beginning of a new era. >> reporter: budget chair senator mark leno called this budget a breath of fresh air after so many tough years of cutting back it's a different proposal that we're hearing. but the governor says this is knots the time to start spending wildly and is giving more money to schools but the way he wants to do it is already causing waves. >> drizzle... >> reporter: in the city of richmond, perry's elementary school has 600 students. every, single one on reduced or free lunch. and after years of cutting back, they have learned they will get more money under the new budget. >> we are thrilled with lower class sizes enhance the educational experience by actually having an extra period. so maybe they can have a music program play an instrument. they can actually do art, drama, more lits racy. >> reporter: the plan proposes to spend $56 billion on k-12 schools adding an additional $2 billion
educators. they traveled to the nearby town of monroe, where a closed school was reopened for them and renamed "sandy hook elementary." we don't know whether this boy was signaling "peace" or "victory," but both seemed about sandy jim axelrod is in newtown for us tonight. bothporter: one police lieutenant here called the new school the safest school in poliica. in america, given all the precautions, kids being met by police officers as they got off the bus and headed into school; i.d. checks on any adult who got anywhere near the place. we sat down with the superintendent of schools, janet robinson, shortly after dismissal. >> thing >> the thing that had been missing at the new sandy hook location were the voices and the laughter of children. >> and that was there today. hookeporter: did you have any parents not able to just let the hand go? >> that's very hard. i... there were parents who wanted to put their child on the bus and just couldn't quite do it. so understandable. >> reporter: over the holidays, volunteers helped to make the new school feel like the old s hool. the stude
with public education but a new proposal outlined by the state superintendent of schools promises to be different. >> and i think parents across the state of california will be pleased to see a system that gets their students ready for the jobs and careers out there. >> reporter: there are 12 recommendations for revamping student testing. the most immediate, suspending star testing next year for second graders and make the switch to the new test. science assessments will be added and the state will consider alternatives to the current high school exit exam. a representative of the san ramon valley unified school district was excited. when was the last time you heard that? >> most of the teachers that i talk to say this is great because it allows us to be creative again. >> reporter: the goal is to phase out rote memorization and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. eventually all students will take the test on computers and no two tests will be the same. the computer asks questions based on a student's previous answer to pinpoint
in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal discipline, even when things are starting to look good for california this year. so his message today is that that deficit may be gone but we still have a wall of debt to pay back from the hard years. and the biggest winner of his proposed budget plan, k-12 schools. after years of cuts, they are going to get $2.7 billion more next year and that number continues to rise so that by 2016 an extra $2700 per student per year will be spent here in california. now, the governor is not only adding money to public schools. he's also returning spending power back to the local level and one big beneficiary will be perry's elementary schoo in richmond. it's one of the poorest schools in the state with every child on
: teaching to the test seems to sum up what's wrong with public education but a new proposal outlined by the state superintendent of schools promises to be different. >> and i think parents across the state of california will be pleased to see a system that gets their students ready for the jobs and careers out there. >> reporter: there are 12 recommendations for revamping student testing. the most immediate, suspending star testing next year for second graders and make the switch to the new test. science assessments will be added and the state will consider alternatives to the current high school exit exam. a representative of the san ramon valley unified school district was excited. when was the last time you heard that? >> most of the teachers that i talk to say this is great because it allows us to be creative again. >> reporter: the goal is to phase out rote memorization and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. eventually all students will take the test on computers and no two tests will be the same. the computer asks questions
, thank you. that tragedy in aurora, followed by the shooting deaths of 20 first graders and six educators in newtown, connecticut, led the president to promise action. well, tonight, major garrett at the white house has learned some of what the president intends to do. major? >> reporter: scott, senior administration officials tell us the president is likely to unveil his new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. the president will push his gun control agenda in his state of the union address next month. in the meantime, we're learning some specifics about what that program is. the president wants congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, and extend criminal and mental health background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and through private dealers. vice president biden has devoted this week to hearing from all sides, including the n.r.a. tomorrow. >> we're here today to deal with a problem that requires immediate action, urgent action, and the president and i are determined to take action. >> reporter: he met today with victims of gun violence and gun contr
an uptick in traffic. the new rocket ship education charter school near a light rail station will serve 600 students and bring a long planned park and playground to the neighborhood. >>> and we are learning tonight that some damaged windows at san jose city hall will be an expensive fix and police say someone was seen throwing rocks and bottles at the windows a couple of weeks ago. the suspect was positioned in a way so that security cameras could not make a positive id. replacement windows are on order at the cost of $12,000. >>> san jose international airport is about to welcome the world's most advanced passenger plane. boeing's 787 dreamliner will touch down friday as all nippon airlines launches its new nonstop service from silicon valley to tokyo. as cbs 5 reporter len ramirez shows us, the airport just got a slick makeover to mark the occasion. len. >> reporter: exactly right, liz. san jose has spent about 1.3 billion dollars over the last couple of years to modernize the airport behind me but a couple of the major pieces were still missing, m
a big spending spree. quite the opposite. his budget includes more money for education, thanks to voter- approved tax hikes. but it stresses continued fiscal restraint everywhere else. that means many state services that were cut in recent years will not be restored. >>> hats, gloves, warm coats, maybe even boots. you got to be prepared for a big chill when you go outside this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san rafael checking the falling temperatures. i see you have a scarf on. >> reporter: i have the scarf, gloves, the boots. i guess i just forgot the hat. i think of a cbs 5 hat somewhere. so i'll make up for that. but, yes, temperatures in the bay area are dropping. the national weather service tweeted that it dropped 11 degrees in the past 24 hours in santa rosa. here in san rafael, just as cold. we are look at 39 degrees. we could see frost advisories and freeze warnings tonight. this morning, though, the people who have the hard he was time getting up will be those in the east an north bays. temperatures will be in the 5
in education from capella university you'll have the knowledge to meet these challenges and make a difference in the lives of students. let's get started at capella.edu. >>> looks like a dozen whale trapped in canada are now free. the whales had been trapped for about two days with only a small air hole. the whales had been trapped for about two days with only a small airhole. a marine expert say the whales were more than 600 miles from where they should be this time of year. >>> a nearly 10-foot-long python flew from australia to new guinea not inside a qantas airplane but by riding on the wing. take a look at this. startled passengers took these pictures. the python is seen battling fear winds. qantas said there was no threat to the safety of the aircraft. the snake unfortunately was found dead on arrival. is anybody thinking of a line from a movie? samuel jackson? i won't say it. i'm thinking it though. >>> a nuclear-powered u.s. navy submarine struck a fishing vessel on thursday. there was no reported injury. the fishing boat maintained its speed and course, offering no in
will be on display in the education center to be built close to the memorial wall in washington. the hope is to have 58,261 photos. one for every name. and what does it mean to have a face attached to the name? >> a profile is nothing but statistics, but if we have a photo to go with it, at least you can see a face to go with the profile. >> reporter: to know it was a person. >> to know's a person that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. >> enclosed please find the picture of my brother -- >> reporter: brickman and his daughter have turned up lots of stories and memories since they began their project last summer. they are down to the last 122 photos now. >> when i send out a letter or e-mail or whatever, my last sentence is, "may the fallen soldiers never be forgotten." to me that's what this whole project is about. >> reporter: because those who gave their lives were more than names on a wall. dean reynolds, cbs news, cedar falls, iowa. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," reaction to president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to t
. >> the main purpose would always be education. no matter how good they are, a small percentage are going to make it to the pros. and a small percentage of those are going to make it as stars. >> reporter: those are two of the 10,000 interviews spanning 25 years just acquired by the library of congress. the tapes from the national radio program "sports byline usa" are being converted to digital files to be shared with the public. >> i believe the earliest is from 1988. >> reporter: gene jianna the collections courier, says it takes you inside the thoughts of the heroes like mickey mantle. mantle threatened to quit. he said, i'm taking you home. he said you can go back and work in the mines with me. he said, i thought i raised a man. you're nothing but a coward. >> when you read somebody's words, that's fine. but when you hear them speak and you hear mickey's oklahoma twang and his youthful exuberance when he's talking about the game i think it has more impact. >> reporter: many of those heard on the tapes are now gone. smokin' joe frazier reflects on his heavyweight cham
this house, you walked him through the process. a >> that's right, educate aboutss the closing process, the application process. >> reporter: andy schnegenberger u showed us another neighborhood reynoldstown. it was first settled by freed slaved after the civil war.s today, working class families want to move in. schnegenberger directs non- profit groups like resources for communities, which guide first- time buyers through the mortgage process. the folks that you typically deal with, give me a sense of who they are? >> so our member organizations work with families that are typically low- to moderate- income, you know, annual incomes of $30,000 to $50,000 to $60,000 a year. >> reporter: the new rules are designed it to protect them from risky loans and the banks from borrowers taking a loan they cannot afford. they cap total debt payments at no more than 43% of a borrower's income; mandate a consumer's financial records be verified; ban interest-only loans and limit large payments calledo balloons due at the end of a loan. but schnegenberger is also worried regulators could tinker wit
for education, thanks to voter-approved tax hikes but he also stresses continued fiscal restraint just about everywhere else. that might not sit well with brown's fellow democrats, who are now fighting to restore many slashed state services. >>> new this morning, a former death row inmate is back behind bars after he told police he killed his own mother. vallejo police say dennis stanworth showed them where to find the victim's body yesterday. we're expecting more details today on vallejo's first murder of 2013. investigators believe she is the suspect's mother nelly stanworth. according to police, dennis stanworth was sentenced to death for sexually assaulting and killing two teenaged girls in 1966. his sentence was reversed later. >>> in contra costa county, pittsburg police say there's much more to the story about a man who killed a suspected burglar inside his apartment. four people are now in custody accused of what began as an elaborate plot to scare the man. investigators say charmaine was having an extramarital affair and wanted to frighten her h
issue is the governor's call to redistribute scarce education dollars so students get more money. it's getting pushed back from both sides of the aisle. >> just because you send money to schools doesn't mean you're going to increase performance by students. >> i'm not going to vote for a proposal to take away textbooks for a district and give that money to other districts. >> the biggest news of course is the republicans are so outnumbered they're pretty much sidelined. with them goes the ability for the republicans to block the idea of new taxes. >> i don't think there's a tax or fee that won't be put up, talked about or discussed. >> an ironic twist, republicans are actually looking to governor jerry brown to put the brakes on some of these measures. it will be an interesting dynamic in san francisco in the coming year. we're going to have super majority by democrats that don't necessarily agree on everything and republicans that may side with the governor in order to take his stand. >> job security for journalists too. >> no shortage in this sta
, math, internet technology. >> reporter: with a csu education $5,400 a year, it may be worth finding a new major. >> i would consider it. >> reporter: if passed it would bring the high schools, community colleges and the california state universities together to help offer the needed classes. in sacramento, rob mcallister, cbs 5. >>> bank of america customers can visit bay area museums for free this weekend. four are offering free admissions, chabot space and science center, the contemporary jewish museum, the de young, and the legion of honor. just bring your bank card and a picture id. it's part of bank of america's museums on us program. >>> now, before we get to the weather and just for kind of a little bit of fun you might think that broadcast something a small world and it is. and here's proof. a clip from when i left my first job in san luis obispo a few years ago, see if you can recognize my replacement. >> and this is my last week here with action news and filling my weather shoes will be roberta gonzales. welcome aboard. >> thank you. looks like another wet day on hand. >>
this morning includes more money for education thanks to voter- approved tax hikes. but it also stresses continued fiscal restraint just about everywhere else. that might not sit well with fellow democrats who are fighting to restore slashed state services. >>> uc-davis will have ato pay a million dollars for the pepper spraying incident. 21 "occupiers" will get $35,000 apiece the rest given to attorneys and other protestors. this happened in the fall of 2011. >>> time now 6:11. crumbling castle, are the sacramento kings on the move? >> plus a scary situation. who rescued the driver of this boat after it spun out of control? >> i love it. i wouldn't sell something i didn't love. >> and the taste of sweet success. how a local teen is hoping to turn candy bars into cash for college. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025 we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can
habits are hard to change. emigre: they grow up with the education that all jewish people, they are rich, they are clever. they are all the troubles of the russian people. it was their education. emigre: we noticed more and more in the newspapers and on the television that the soviet government was supporting anti- semitism. we realized that for the sake of our children we must we realized that for the sake of our children we must go. eckstein: this plane ticket may look like any other plane ticket, but this one is didifferent because this plane ticket can bring a jew in the former soviet union home to israel, to the land of milk and honey. there's just one catch. this ticket has a time limit. the doors of opportunity and emigration to israel are open now. we don't know how long those doors will remain open. so, won't you go to your phone now and help sponsor one individual, one ticket, one new life that you can plant in the land of israel. announcer: "on wings of eagles" is a modern day fulfillment of scriptural prophecy. over a million of the scattered remnants of the children of isra
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to practice their faith and were denied education and denied jobs. they lived in fear of the soviet people who were encouraged to roam the streets to find jews so that they could ridicule and beat them. hoffman: the elderly jews were victimized throughout this century. and now tragically, by the collapse of the soviet system itself. right now, sacrifices are the order of the day. governments don't have enough money maintain social services. they are not paying pensions on time. today an elderly person has to get along in ukraine on about $20 a month. and half of that has to go for rent and utilities. eckstein: this is bela. she lost her entire family in world war ii, in the holocaust, all 13 members of her family were lost. today's wednesday and she tells me the last time she had a meal was sunday. she is elderly. she is alone. and she has no hope other than the hope we can bring and she has no hope other than the hope we can bring to her. hoffman: the food box is our most basic form of aid. it has a number of basic commodities in it such as flour, rice, sugar, canned fish, cooking oil and
by the pacific health research and education institute. it looked at nearly 800 men who had been treated with blood pressure drugs and beta-blockers. they all showed fewer signs of brain at fee, a classic simple -- atroughy a classic sign of dementia. >>> "telegraph" said the captain of the "costa concordia" saying he was pained worse than osama bin laden. he says he may have made a mistake sailing too close to land but was given incorrect information and should not be the only one to get the blame. >>> the "los angeles times" says there may be more earthlike planets that can support life. nasa researchers have discovered more than 461 planets where life might exist in a rocky environment. >>> a boeing 787 had a fire break out monday on a dreamliner that was parked at boston's logan airport. the empty plane has been in service for less than a month. a cleaning crew found the cabin filled with smoke. there were no injuries, and federal officials are investigating. >>> and the "new york post" says hillary clinton got a football helmet as a gag gift from her state depar
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